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Old 29-09-2009, 12:54   #16
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I may as well remain mute; as the dumb would rather remain blind, choosing to accept single sentence “I always understood” advice from anonymous strangers, than go to the source of complex & changing regulations; dude.

Although the government of Cuba permits U.S. citizens to visit, the U.S. itself restricts its citizens from travelling there, except with a license issued by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). The specific restriction (to which Cheechako alludes) is against spending money in Cuba, however U.S. authorities consider any visit of more than one day to be prima facie proof that one has spent money there. However, the U.S. Government is arbitrary about how it interprets its rules and who it issues licenses to.

According to April 2004, Congressional testimony by OFAC, Between 1990 and 2003 it opened just 93 enforcement investigations related to terrorism and collected just $9,425 in fines for terrorism financing violations since 1994.

In contrast, OFAC opened 10,683 enforcement investigations since 1990 for possible violations of the long-standing economic embargo against Fidel Castro's regime, and collected more than $8 million in fines since 1994, mostly from people who sent money to, did business with or traveled to Cuba without permission.

At the end of 2003, OFAC had just 4 full-time employees dedicated to investigating Ousama Bin Ladin's and Sadam Hussien's wealth, while nearly two dozen were working on the terrorism of Cuban embargo violation.

For the official word on US policies goto ➥ http
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Old 29-09-2009, 13:20   #17
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They also have 200,000 employees in the intelligence services that somehow missed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
We could go on for days like this.
Let's just go bowling, dude.
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Old 25-11-2009, 12:13   #18
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Have had freinds who sailed to Cuba, the old back-hander goes a long way.. Dont get stamped, dont get stopped by local authorities and if you do the backhander goes a long way....
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Are the palm trees, beaches and rum that much better in cuba..than any other caribbean island?.....is it the proximity to key west?.....or is it...the fact that the government says no?... seems like more trouble than it's worth.

I would be the 1 in 1000 that got caught and made an example of.....but I can never win the lottery...what's with that?....
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Are the palm trees, beaches and rum that much better in cuba..than any other caribbean island?.....is it the proximity to key west?.....or is it...the fact that the government says no?... seems like more trouble than it's worth.

I would be the 1 in 1000 that got caught and made an example of.....but I can never win the lottery...what's with that?....
The palm trees, beaches, rum and the people are that much better in cuba. Try google earth of Cuba and you will see what I mean. Concerning the embargo, don't lie, take the fifth and you will not have any problem.
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Der Schwatzenfuhrer is a good German, California's problems stem from other sources.
The lure of Cuba is that it's different and has been trapped in a time capsule for the last 50 years. More and more of the world is looking like suburban White Plains and it's boring,boring,boring.
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